Elspeth Velten

  • Elspeth has been working in the travel space since 2013, when she left her NYC magazine job to spend nearly two years traveling… and writing about it.
  • She spent a full year living in Melbourne, Australia before embarking on a five-month backpacking stint — complete with bedbugs — and landing back in NYC.

  • She began her editorial career at Time Inc. in 2011. Today her work can be found in Architectural Digest, Vogue, International Traveller, and more.


Elspeth Velten is the Senior Editor for TripSavvy and has been with the company since 2016.

Elspeth has been working in the travel space since 2013, when she left her magazine job at Time Inc. to spend three years living and traveling throughout Australia, Asia and the UK. Prior to joining team TripSavvy, she ran a digital travel magazine for an Australian luxury travel ecommerce based in Melbourne. Elspeth landed in the fashion closet at Time Inc. after college, where she spent two years learning the editorial ropes before transitioning into the travel space. Her writing has appeared in Architectural Digest, Vogue, Playboy, BritishAirways.com and International and Australian Traveller magazines. Elspeth graduated with a degree in Communications and Journalism from Fordham University in NYC, and has been to 38 countries.


Elspeth graduated from NYC's Fordham University in 2011 with a B.A. in Communications and Media Studies with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in Environmental Studies.

About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith

TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.

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